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March 24, 2005 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Crowns. They wear crowns. Big, beautiful elaborate hats bejeweled with imported crystals that dance in the sunlight streaming through stained glass windows. Fancy creations abloom with iridescent plumes, oversized roses and sweet violets, perfect for pulpit or pew. Elegant chapeaux trimmed with fur, Belgian lace or flat-back pearls that stand out nonpareil in church.
Commercial plumber Dave Fortney couldn't stand the dingy ring-around-the-brim his baseball caps would develop after a hard day's work or an outing on his boat, but he also hated the way the caps came out of the laundry limp and battered. When one of his favorite caps came out especially mangled, he decided enough was enough.
January 26, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Moisture, condensation, fog -- whatever you want to call it -- has made it impossible to peek through two windows on the door of the St. John Bosco wrestling room to see what's happening inside. Then the door opens, and a visitor is blasted with a burst of hot air as if a heater is going full throttle.  It's sauna-like conditions, and yet there's no machine producing the heat. It's coming from more than 20 shirtless, sweating wrestlers circling the room and trying to prove what Coach Omar Delgado means when he says, "Wrestling is a six-minute sprint.
November 3, 1989 | JOANNA DENDEL
Hats by Ahadi: 733 N. La Brea Ave; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment, (213) 965-0639. Ahadi's hats follow fashion trends. This season he trims them with tassels and crusader crosses. Prices: $45-$300. The Hat Gallery: 5632 Melrose Ave.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, (213) 463-3163. Elizabeth Marcel's hats have turn-of-the-century crowns and distinctive antique trims. Prices: $175-$250. Imolden Grey: 2409 Main St., Santa Monica; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - They were known simply as the San Francisco Twins. At 5-foot-1 and about 100 pounds apiece, the fashion enthusiasts were an integral part of the city fabric for four decades. With matching furs, hats and high-end purses, they completed each other's sentences, posed for countless tourist snapshots and modeled for the likes of Reebok, Joe Boxer and IBM. Now one is gone. Vivian Brown, 85, who had Alzheimer's, died in her sleep Wednesday, leaving behind Marian, who was eight minutes younger.
If you think men's hats begin and end with baseball caps, think again. In the clubsand on the street, pork-pie beanies, berets, jester's hats and "Cat in the Hat" hats are edging out the ubiquitous logo-stitched baseball cap. Rave-goers are partial to the "Sleepy Soul," a foot-long knit cap with a shoestring in place of a tassel sold at a new street-fashion shop called 555 Soul. At Stussy Union, fur golf caps, two-tone beanies and the shop's own "Dr. Stuss" striped knit ski caps are bestsellers.
October 20, 1985
If you haven't read Iacocca's word from the executive suite in The Times, it behooves you to go out and buy a copy--right now, to learn what we can do to get our senators and congressmen to put on their "American" hats instead of their other assortment of hats. ANNETTE CAVENDER Arcadia
April 2, 1995
I remember the glory of yesteryear, when stars like Terri Lynch, Honey Sanchez, Ralphie Valladares, Ronnie Rains, John Parker and John Hall skated the banked track ("Roller Derby Redux," by Judy Raphael, Palm Latitudes, Feb. 26). And I still recall how the late Dick Lane called the games in his colorful and high-spirited voice. Hats off to each and every competitors in this new venture of speed skating and showmanship. Good work, Bert Wall and Bob Venter. Hooray for Gina Valladares and all the other young speedy skaters.
August 16, 1987
I had to write to say how inspired I was by the performances of Colleen Dewhurst and Farrah Fawcett in ABC's "Between Two Women." Hats off to two fine actresses. Rita Young, Saugus
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